The last two Christmases, I have done gift jars - the type where all the dry good are in the jar, and the recipient just needs to add a couple things and cook. The first year I did a pasta soup mix, a hot chocolate mix, a brownie, a pancake mix with chocolate chips and dried cherries, and a couple different cookies. They went over so well, I did them again last year, but just the 3 I got the most positive comments about, which were the soup, brownies and the oatmeal cookie.
I'm going to do them again this year - they're so inexpensive, especially if you buy some of the ingredients in bulk. And the people who get them seem very appreciative - especially grandparents and such, who don't really need anymore "things".
I never expect the jars back, but happily take them if they're offered, which has turned out to be quite often.
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